CoolSculpting® in Albuquerque: Q&A With Dr. ManchaCoolSculpting has been at the center of much attention lately, due to both its popularity during the summer months and increased awareness of this relatively new technology. Most recently, this non-invasive, fat-freezing treatment graced the pages of The New York Times in an article that traced the roots of body contouring procedures in the country. The Times recognized CoolSculpting as the leading procedure among its counterparts, but the piece did leave a couple of questions unanswered. We asked Dr. Mancha, a CoolSculpting specialist here in Albuquerque, to weigh in.

What is it about CoolSculpting that has plastic surgeons and patients so convinced?

ZELTIQ®, the folks behind CoolSculpting, have created a following for their flagship product thanks to positive patient testimonials. CoolSculpting patients are eager to share their results and often do so in trusted online forums such as A survey among patients on RealSelf showed 70% describing CoolSculpting as “worth it.”

According to The New York Times, in very rare cases, people have developed lumps of fat after the procedure. Exactly how rare is this?

A recent study on this adverse effect showed it is in fact extremely rare, with an incidence rate of 0.0051%. That’s about 1 in every 20,000 people. More importantly, clinical studies have found that this FDA-approved procedure is safe.

Do you think CoolSculpting is a fad or here to stay?

Here to stay. Unlike fat-busting devices of yesteryear, CoolSculpting is based 100% on science. In fact, it was developed by experts at Harvard! I do think it will only continue to improve, as evidenced by new innovations like CoolSmooth™, the CoolSculpting applicator recently approved by the FDA to treat the outer thighs.

Is there anything you would like to add?

Yes! If you are considering CoolSculpting in Albuquerque, be sure to take advantage of our current special. Now through July 31, we are offering our patients a discount of 50% off one treatment applicator when you purchase two applicators. Contact us to schedule your consultation.